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Pingenot Auction, Lot 26

26. [BORDERLANDS]. MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. Reglamento para el establicimiento de las colonias militares en la frontera del norte. México. - Diciembre de 1868. Mexico: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1868. [10] 118, 31 (appendix of documents, mostly printed on recto only, and including four folding tables and one large folding lithographed plan of suggested architecture for military facilities). 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers bound in later red leather over red cloth, maroon spine label. Wraps dusty and blank margins of first few leaves lightly worn and chipped.
        First edition. Not in Palau, Sabin, Porrúa, etc. An important little-known borderlands report relating to Mexico’s establishment of military colonies in the borderlands to deal with the general state of lawlessness existing between Mexico and Texas-New Mexico-Arizona-California. The other purpose of the establishment of these colonies was for the final subjugation of the Native tribes who had managed to maintain their strongholds through several centuries of Spanish rule. New treaties with the tribes are suggested, and prior treaties are reviewed. There is a wealth of military detail in this rare and excellent report.